We were officially verified (licensed) and in "the system" yesterday. We also took a placement of three little cherubs yesterday.
The case is quite high profile so I'm going to have to be careful. Already, based on a limited amount of information, several FB readers Googled and figured it out. Not that I don't love y'all. But I've got to be careful.
For now though I can officially introduce:
13 month old Little Mermaid
She's a tiny little thing who, as of last night anyway, does not want to be put down.
3 year old Pirate
He's a whirlwind! They tell me he speaks Spanish only but all I heard was mushed up words that sound like gibberish. Some English. Some Spanish. They assure me he understands English. But did I mention he's a whirlwind? Needed redirected several times, sternly, last night in the two hours they were running around while I signed paperwork. Turned the playroom into an instant disaster. (I envision me having to up the weekly allowance for TT and Bart as they will have to help keep the house in order.)
5 year old Captain
He's the oldest of the five (total) children. I didn't get the sense that he's really a captain necessarily. But since Pirate fit the middle one, and the youngest can be a princess, I needed something to go with the theme. :) Thankfully he speaks English well and followed directions easily last night. He's in kindergarten so I'll be enrolling him in the public school before Thursday. (I've got two days to let him settle and maybe get caught up on sleep.)
There are more children in the large sibling group. I took what my license would allow.
The three cherubs came to me with nothing but the clothes on their backs, two dirty bottles and a handful of diapers. I had about two hours notice before they came so I did one shopping trip last night. However, I couldn't buy clothes because I didn't know sizes. And I'm glad I waited as all three are quite tiny and I would have bought wrong. We'll be going shopping today.
I'm glad I nested the way I did this past week. I'm actually ready for this I guess. Well...as ready as anyone could ever be.